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Tea Desire Edit

3 ratings
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Type Tea Shop
Serves Loose-leaf, Bagged
Features Tastings
Hours
Mon Tue 9:30 AM 6:00 PM
Wed Fri 9:30 AM 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM 6:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM 5:00 PM

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3 Reviews

Tea Desire in Saskatoon, SK
3/5
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Lala rated this place
3/5
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I found the store to be open and clean, not cluttered which is a bonus. I didn’t have to worry that my purse was going to knock things over. There were a large variety of tea accessories, pots and cups, etc, but I would not say anything unique. It seemed like the generic things you find in every tea store. There was also a large variety of prepackaged teas and tea bags, there was a lot of Tea Forte.

The Tea Desire teas were kept on the back wall behind the counter. It was frustrating that the teas were on shelves from floor to ceiling. In order to see the teas that were on the floor, I had to lean overtop of the counter to see them. The sales person even had trouble finding a tea I asked for that I had seen in the website.

The sales person was generally knowledgeable but only able to provide the basics, ie. this is a black tea so steep at boiling, but no specifics to each of the different teas. But to be honest, I didn’t expect any more.

The way they let you smell the teas, is they open the canister and wave a fan towards you to smell the tea. I understand why they do this, so you are not sticking your face into the canister, but I found it hard to smell the tea.

I am not sure if this is normal, but I ordered two different teas, 50 g each because that is the smallest amount you can buy, and the sales person put the tea into a foil bag that was big enough for about a pound of tea.

Overall, this is not a bad store, but I would not consider it to be a specialty store. Reminds me very much of a Teavana’s or David’s Tea.

Tea Desire in Saskatoon, SK
5/5
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Roswell Strange rated this place
5/5
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Had a great experience here! The sales lady was really polite and able to recommend a “to go” thermos with infuser that best fit my needs (a very fine, mesh filter) and was honest about which thermoses were overpriced. I bombarded her with a huge list of teas that I wanted to try based on exploring their website and she was very patient about it and offered some information on certain teas that I hadn’t been able to find on the website. I found that the tea prices were pretty reasonable for the amounts that I got (the most costly tea I purchased was $8 for 50g, and that was a HUGE bag full – also, the sales lady explained that this is one of their more costly teas because the leaves are soaked in champagne). Overall, it was just a really good experience and I ended up leaving with for new teas to try!

Tea Desire in Saskatoon, SK
1/5
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tetley rated this place
1/5
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well the store is very nice but very over priced, you can buy the same teaware from a store 3 doors down at half the price!!! the manager can be very nice, but she is also constantly making her staff look stupid thats when she is not playing face book games or chatting to her friends and family on the phone. At christmas the store was a pleasure but now all the original staff have left noone seems to care unless you are spending money. i would go to Davids teas so much nicer staff.